Mental Health Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has opened up for development posts for B5 practitioners to work in our Chester West Crisis and Resolution Home Treatment Team. The successful applicant and/or post holder will support B6 and B7 practitioners to plan and deliver care and treatment to individuals covering West and Central Cheshire at the same time as developing clinical skills. The CRHTT offers a 24/7 service, underthe First Response Service within urgent care, supporting the trust and the wider SMH care group as well as providing third sector providers with wrap around clinical expertise.

This is an opportunity to develop skills as a Band 5 to a Band 6 position when competencies have been achieved.

The post holder will work alongside experienced practitioners working long days, weekends and night shifts where required. The ability to travel and access to transport is essential for the post.

Main duties of the job

Recovery focused mental health assessment and treatment using evidence based practice.

Dynamic risk assessment and safeguarding of individuals experiencing an acute phase of illness as part of a multi disciplinary team

To provide clinical support advice to a multi-disciplinary team of health, social service personnel as well as partnership agency staff

Health & Wellbeing promotion and education surrounding physical needs, including implementation of cardiometabolic screening, signposting to appropriate health resources

To ensure the team is compliant with the CQC key lines of enquiry and safeguarding strategy, and raise concerns where necessary

About us

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for a full copy.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification)andvalues.

To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100 and quote the vacancy reference number.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/RNLD/ Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Registered with the relevant professional body
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Excellent communicator verbally and written work.
  • Well-developed research based knowledge and practical nursing skills.
  • An understanding of basic management principles is essential as the post will involve taking charge of the service occasionally
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • A positive approach towards use of information technology
Experience Essential
  • 1 st level mental health/ learning disability trained nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with an up to date knowledge of current mental health legislation. and or Experience of working with adults with a Learning Disability.
  • Experience of working in a Mental Health setting.
  • Experience of carrying out clinical supervision.

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